The time has come! Our veggie garden is in full swing. We are getting new tomatoes, cucumbers, and broccoli every day. I am just about ready to convert my entire backyard into a garden for next year. That’s how good these veggies taste.
Using some of these amazing veggies Mr PG made us an amazing dinner!
Best (and cutest) homemade burgers I’ve ever had. According to Mr PG’s photo directions. All you need is some lean ground beef, an egg, an onion, and your desired spices and herbs. We also enjoyed an cucumber/tomato/olive oil salad on the side. We also became obsessed with maple cheddar cheese.
I also spent some time with this guy
Apparently he doesn’t return my love, as he stayed this far away from me all night. If anyone can tell who that is you get 100 friendship points. Ok time’s up…
I saw Our Lady Peace at a large outdoor concert. This is the second time I’ve seen OLP perform, and once again I was blown away. Well not exactly, but i was weak in the knees staring at Raine Maida with googly eyes the whole time. I’d say that Mr PG was annoyed with my constant chatter about the OLP frontman all weekend, but he repaid the favour by constantly humming/singing the Wicked soundtrack all weekend. (though, I suppose I created this monster, so naturally I have to deal with him.)
During the concert, we were caught in the worst thunderstorm I’ve ever been a part of. Though we had an umbrella, the wind was so strong we wound up soaked anyway. There were puddles in the street literally higher than our ankles. Here we are canoodle-ing under the umbrella (tree. Does anyone remember that show? under the umbrella tree?)
I made two recipes this weekend that were so amazing that you should probably stop reading and make them youself.
First I made Angela’s Blueberry Almond Chia Squares. I substituted in honey and mashed banana instead of brown rice syrup and applesauce. (which i guess makes them not vegan). Although the bars crumbled easily, (likely because of my substitutions and I probably didn’t pack it together enough) they were amazing!
And quite frankly I didn’t mind the fact that the bars were crumbly…all the better to eat atop greek yogurt.
Next up? Jessica’s Baked Buffao Chicken Pasta. If you aren’t salivating by now, well, you’ve got me beat. It is imperative you make this recipe asap. There’s really nothing more to say. This is something I’ll defintely be making again. We did make some minor substitutions; for example subbing in our beloved maple cheddar cheese. We also didn’t add as much cheese as the recipe said.
And for the grand finale?
That, folks, is an ice cream maker. in action. Shout out to my sicilian sister for the amazing gift.
We’ve already made 2 delicious creations.
Tart Frozen Yogurt
- 1 kg greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup sugar
- the juice of half a lemon.
- Mix it up and let the ice cream maker work it’s magic
Cake Batter Ice cream
- 1.5 cups half and half cream
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- the insides of half a vanilla bean
- 1/2 white cake mix.
- mix together over medium heat. Put in the fridge until it cools. Let the ice cream machine do it’s thaaang.
This cake batter ice cream is amazing. More than amazing. It’s both the best and worst idea I’ve ever had. Best for obvious reasons, but worst because I now foresee a future where my pants don’t fit.
What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?